10g Guppy Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Little John, May 17, 2018.

  1. Little JohnValued MemberMember

    I have 3 guppies in a 10 gallon could I add 1 or 2 more fish that are not guppies?

  2. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    It depends... what other fish are you thinking of?

  3. Little JohnValued MemberMember

    a platy or snails or some shrimp.
  4. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    No on the platy... I've had issues with cross breeding. Ghost shrimp or Amani shrimp are perfect, same with a snail or two!!! :)
  5. wrs2Well Known MemberMember

    Platies and Guppies are two different families. They can't crossbreed. Maybe you had a Molly that you thought was a Platy?
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  6. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Oops! So
    Oops! I wrote platy but was thinking molly!!! Lol
  7. Little JohnValued MemberMember

    so would a few platys work
  8. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

  9. wrs2Well Known MemberMember

    I would get more than 1 Ghost Shrimp. I got 10 and within a week I was down to 3. I don't think that they are all that hardy as a lot of times they are breed for food instead of pets.
    BUT the ones I have are awesome! They eat all the extra food, I bought 10 feeder guppies and they all ended up dying over night, and guess what? The three shrimp ate them! They are such a great cleaning crew!
  10. Scott LehmannNew MemberMember

    Just keep in mind if you have a male and female guppie chances are your going to get fry they breed like crazy
  11. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Oh! Some of my GS have lasted for about 2 years! At my LFS they are even labeled as "feeder shrimp (ghost shrimp)"
  12. wrs2Well Known MemberMember

    I have 3 that are doing great, but they are so poorly bred that a big quantity of them won't last long.

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